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Fairfield in Freestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Butler Church Bell

 
 
Butler Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 4, 2015
1. Butler Church Bell Marker
Inscription. Said to have come from riverboat "S. A. Ruthven", which plied Trinity River until it was sunk in 1873 at Parker's Bluff. Butler Church acquired bell and used it for many years. In 1963, after the church was razed, Mrs. Clay Burkhart purchased bell, donated it to county museum in 1964.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9862.)
 
Location. 31° 43.584′ N, 96° 9.484′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Texas, in Freestone County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Hall Street, on the right on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield TX 75840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Freestone Jail (a few steps from this marker); Val Verde Battery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain L.D. Bradley (about 700 feet away); Freestone County (about 700 feet away); The Fridolin (Fred) Fischer Home (about 800 feet away); The Manahan House (approx. mile away); Lewis Corner (approx. 7.8 miles away); Bonner Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionWaterways & Vessels
 
Butler Church Bell & Old Freestone County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 4, 2015
2. Butler Church Bell & Old Freestone County Jail
Butler Church Bell image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, July 4, 2015
3. Butler Church Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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